Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

"Why we need the New Society"

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 16:47

"Why we need the New Society"

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Jun, 2015 - 16:47

Sthirajyoti kicks off Manchester’s BAM season with this talk on what the New Society is and why we need it.

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Revitalising the New Society

By guhyapati on Wed, 17 Dec, 2014 - 19:00

Revitalising the New Society

By guhyapati on Wed, 17 Dec, 2014 - 19:00The New Society idea was at the heart of Sangharakshita’s founding vision for the Triratna Community in the 1960’s and 70’s. In recent years many of us have been asking what this means today. The level of interest in revitalising the vision of the New Society has been flagged up repeatedly at the meeting of Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, but how to make that real remains work in progress. Taking a step forwards in the exploration, Guhyapati (from the ...
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FBA Podcast: Meeting the Suffering of the World

By Rijupatha on Tue, 16 Dec, 2014 - 13:46

FBA Podcast: Meeting the Suffering of the World

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This week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Meeting the Suffering of the World”, by Maitrisara, was the last in a series of talks at Dharmapala College celebrating “40 Years of the New Society”. Here Maitrisara takes on the topic of compassion in action.
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Dharmabyte: Sangha as Alternative Culture

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 20:06
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In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we present an excellent talk from Young Peoples Facilitator Kara Moses entitled “Sangha as Alternative Culture”. Kara talks about why industrialised Capitalist society presents us with particularly challenging conditions for Buddhist practise, and how the Sangha provides a radical positive alternative.
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FBA Podcast: Why We Need the New Society

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Dec, 2014 - 19:49

FBA Podcast: Why We Need the New Society

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Grounding his talk in the Kosambiya and Anuruddha suttas in this week’s FBA Podcast entitled “Why We Need the New Society”, Vajragupta guides us through how we can create the conditions for the seeds of selflessness to grow and develop in the framework of the New Society as described by Sangharakshita: communities, centres and working together.
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International Retreat 2014

Going Beyond Capitalism: A Buddhist Perspective - by Vaddhaka

By Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 26 May, 2014 - 12:03
Vaddhaka inspires Triratna Buddhists to learn more about economics and challenge the Neo-liberal economists’ notion that individual greed will lead to everyone benefiting. He encourages us to embrace Sangharakshita’s vision of a New Society as an alternative way of being for the world. Hear some responses to the talk.

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Dharmabyte: Transforming the World into a Spiritual Community

By Rijupatha on Mon, 12 May, 2014 - 15:40
This FBA Dharmabyte episode is an excerpt from the strong visionary talk by Sangharakshita, A Blueprint for a New World, given in 1976. Our Dharmabyte today is titled “Transforming the World into a Spiritual Community.” Is it possible to create a society in which all social, economic, and political arrangements will support the development of true individuality? In this lecture a number of principles essential to the successful transformation of our...
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Community Highlights

Lokamitra - The Sangha and the Structure of Social Change

By Candradasa on Sun, 3 Mar, 2013 - 16:17
Lokamitra is the ideal person to talk about the amazing transformative influence of the Dharma on people’s lives. Its power to effect change in Indian society in seemingly intractable areas like caste offers a hopeful glimpse of the future for any Buddhist community with aspirations to embody the Buddha’s teachings on the pre-eminence of mind in shaping the world we inhabit.

Looking at both Sangharakshita’s teaching on Buddhism and ‘The New Society’ and Dr. Ambedkar’s Dhamma revolution,...

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